Private and Business Law

Nasarawa State University, Keffi > Law > Private and Business Law
Dr. Bode Ayorinde

The Department was amongst the first to be established when the University effectively took off. The Department opened its doors to students by commencing academic activities in the 2002/2003 session when it admitted a total of 50 students from all over the country. The idea of establishing the Department was to meet or, at least, bridge the gap in the ever increasing demand for legal education in the country.

The Department, at inception, had the following academic staff:

  • Professor J. N. Aduba
  • Y. I. Isa Ag. Head of Department
  • A.A. Kana, and
  • J.M. Shishi.

The Department also enjoyed the services of Professor Epiphany Azinge, SAN, who rendered those services pro bono.

 The numbers of both students and staff have steadily risen from what they were at inception. Staff development has always been a focal point of the Department with a number of our academic staff having already obtained their Ph.D, while all the remaining are either pursuing their Ph.D or Masters in various universities across the country.


  • Ph.D. Law
  • M.Phil./Ph.D. Law
  • LLM (Communications And Information Technology Law)
  • LLM (Constitutional And Human Rights Law)
  • LLM (Corporate Governance And Finance Law)
  • LLM (Energy And Natural Resources Law)
  • LLM (Entertainment And Sports Law)
  • LLM (Intellectual Property Law And Policy)
  • LLM (International Law And Diplomacy)
  • LLM (International Maritime Law)
  • LLM (Investment Law And Policy)
  • LLM (Islamic Banking And Finance)
  • LLM (Law And Government)
  • LLM (Law Enforcement And Administration)
  • LLM (Law Of Alternative Dispute Resolution)
  • LLM (Law)
  • LLM (Security Law And Policy)
  • LLM (Taxation Law And Policy)

The Department, in its 20 years of existence, has had the following persons as HODs, Ag HODs:

  • Dr. Y. I. Isa                            2002-2003
  • Dr. A. A. Kana                      2003-2004
  • Dr. Y. I. Isa
  • Prof. J. O. Adedoyin-Raji
  • Dr. M. Y. Zakari
  • Mr. J. M. Shishi
  • Dr. S. I. Nchi
  • Dr. Bode Ayorinde                2022-Date

The Department runs a five year degree programme in Law leading to the award of the Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B). The Departmenty has also re-commenced its postgraduate programme that will lead to awards of both the LL.M and Ph.D  in Law Degrees. The programme was started in the 2006 session but had to be suspended in order to address the requirements of regulatory bodies of tertiary and legal education.

The Head of the Department is in charge of general administration. The Departmental Board is the highest academic body of the Department, and is responsible to the Faculty Board. The Board consists of the academic staff of the Department, and is chaired by the HOD. The Representative of the Faculty Officer is the Secretary of the Board and is also the Chief Administrative Officer of the Department. The Board meets once every month ordinarily, and may also meet at other times when the need arises.

The academic staff members of the Department are involved in various academic activities which include teaching, research and supervision of long essays or research projects, and also as coaches for moot court trials, level coordinators, staff advisers to students, representation to various university committees, etc.

Departmental Board

The Departmental Board is made up of all lecturers in the Department except Graduate Assistant  with the Head of Department as the Chairman. The Departmental Board organizes and controls the teaching of all courses in the Department and the examination held in those courses.

Name Portfolio
Head of Department (HOD) Chairman
All Academic Staff (Except Graduate Assistant) Member

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